Crew ship jobs?

Hey,

I’m looking into attending Cal Maritime and hoping to get my third mates license. I want work on cruise ships. The reason is my Dad is a Captain in the WSF and working on Passenger ships has always intrigued me. I also hear its the only area of shipboard employment that isn’t a “sausage fest”. Problem is I hear cruise lines only hire europeon officers. Is that true?

*cruise ships, I feel like a idiot.